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The Handbook of Black Studies is the first resource to bring together research and scholarship in the field of African-American studies in one volume. Editors Molefi Kete Asante and Maulana Karenga, along with a pre-eminent group of contributors, examine various aspects of the field of Black Studies. Organized into three parts, this Handbook explores historical and cultural foundations, philosophical and conceptual bases, and critical and analytical concepts.
Chapter 8: Antiracism: Theorizing in the Context of Perils and Desires
Antiracism: Theorizing in the Context of Perils and Desires
We are seeing unprecedented change in our world today. The complexity and intensity of change, not to mention the ensuing contentions, contradictions, and ambiguities that arise as we try to make sense of these changes, demand that we all think seriously about our practice wherever we are located. We must take every opportunity to pursue antiracism—both in words (discourse) and in deed (action). Antiracism highlights the material and experiential realities of minoritized peoples in their dealings with dominant society. Today, we are confronted with the continuing denial of the significance of difference (such as race, class, gender) in academic discourses, in progressive politics, and in understanding ...